The Policy Learning Platform is back with a new webinar in its cycling cities webinar series to continue the journey to support cities and regions in designing policies to foster urban cycling started in early 2021.

On 23 September a new cycling cities webinar will take place from 14:00 to 15:30 CEST. It will focus on cost-benefit comparisons of bicycle use versus car use for policy makers.

Policy makers, urban planners and clean mobility managers, will have the chance to look at direct and indirect costs associated with car and bicycle use, learn about positive and negative externalities, see how certain cities have already implemented cost-benefit comparisons for cycling versus car use and discover how cost-benefit comparisons can successfully inform policy making in favour of the bicycle.

What you can expect

The cities of Copenhagen and Vienna both have detailed cost-benefit studies with findings of high policy relevance. We have invited the authors and users of the results of these studies to share facts, figures and insights with you:

  • Marie Kåstrup, Head of the Bicycle Program at the City of Copenhagen.
  • Michael Meschik, Professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Institute of Transport Studies.
  • Maria José Rojo, Coordinator for Active Travel and Health at POLIS.
  • Holger Haubold, Director for Intellectual Property and Data Collection at the European Cyclist Federation.

A roundtable discussion with the speakers and two more experts will then shed light on the importance of cost-benefit studies for local and regional policy making and discuss the transferability of the findings.

Upcoming cycling cities webinar

Past cycling cities webinars

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